+5V Single-Supply, 1Msps, 14-Bit Self-Calibrating ADC

Low-Noise and Distortion (80dB SNR @ 500ksps) 14-Bit 1Msps ADC

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The MAX1205 is a 14-bit, monolithic, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) capable of conversion rates up to 1Msps. This integrated circuit, built on a CMOS process, uses a fully differential, pipelined architecture with digital error correction and a short self-calibration procedure that corrects for capacitor and gain mismatches and ensures 14-bit linearity at full sample rates. An on-chip track/hold (T/H) maintains superb dynamic performance up to the Nyquist frequency. The MAX1205 operates from a single +5V supply.

The fully differential inputs allow an input swing of ±VREF. The reference is also differential, with the positive reference (RFPF) typically connected to +4.096V and the negative reference (RFNF) connected to analog ground. Additional sensing pins (RFPS, RFNS) are provided to compensate for any resistive-divider action that may occur due to finite internal and external resistances in the reference traces and the on-chip resistance of the reference pins. A single-ended input is also possible using two operational amplifiers.

The power dissipation is typically 257mW at +5V, at a sampling rate of 1Msps. The device employs a CMOS-compatible, 14-bit parallel, two's complement output data format. For higher sampling rates, the MAX1201 is a 2.2Msps pin-compatible upgrade to the MAX1205.

The MAX1205 is available in an MQFP package, and operates over the commercial (0°C to +70°C) and the extended (-40°C to +85°C) temperature ranges.
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Key Features

  • Monolithic, 14-Bit, 1Msps ADC
  • +5V Single Supply
  • SNR of 80dB for fIN = 500kHz
  • SFDR of 87dB for fIN = 500kHz
  • Low Power Dissipation: 257mW
  • On-Demand Self-Calibration
  • Differential Nonlinearity Error: ±0.3LSB
  • Integral Nonlinearity Error: ±1.2LSB
  • Three-State, Two's Complement Output Data


  • Communication Systems
  • Data Acquisition
  • Imaging
  • Medical
  • Scanners

See parametric specs for Precision ADCs (< 5Msps) (437)

Part NumberResolution
Input Chan.Conv. Rate
Data BusDiff/S.E. InputExternal VREF
External VREF
Bipolar VIN
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MAX1205 1411000µP/14Both4.0964.52.04880-841.2
$14.72 @1k

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Technical Documents

Tutorial 1023 Understanding Pipelined ADCs
Tutorial 634 Pipeline ADCs Come of Age
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